2014 Collagist Chapbook Contest Results

The Collagist is proud to announce that Origins and other stories by Angela Woodward has been selected as the winner of our 2014 Chapbook Contest. Origins and other stories will be published in print and eBook forms by Dzanc Books.

Origins and other stories is heady and weighty, elegantly written and substantial, and I am excited for you to read it. We received many, many worthy submissions, and for that I am grateful. I consider all of the following chapbooks to be deserving of publication, and I hope that they will find success with other publishers soon. My sincerest thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Angela and to all our finalists listed below.

The final results of the 2014 Collagist Chapbook Contest:


  • Origins and other stories by Angela Woodward

Honorable Mention

  • Very German by Rachel Levy
  • The Dominant Animal by Kathryn Scanlan
  • Notability by Christian TeBordo


  • 1982 by Justin Bigos
  • Filmography by Johnny Damm
  • Where Nothing Bad Can Happen by Monica Drake
  • Grog Blossoms by Kelly Dulaney
  • Chinese Red by Lissa Horneber
  • SHE by Rachel Hurn
  • Houses for the Dead by Clark Knowles
  • The Tryer by Nora Lange
  • This Precarious Hive by Shena McAuliffe
  • Oops, Isaac by Nick Francis Potter
  • The Dust by Elizabeth Rollins
  • Baltimore, Baltimore by Rob Roensch
  • When He Comes Home from the War by Dennis James Sweeney
  • A Slice of Pie Is My Life by M. Thompson
  • The Only Chance by Brandi Wells


The Collagist Chapbook Contest is held annually. It awards one winner $250 and publication by Dzanc Books. The contest is judged by the editors of The Collagist; this year's contest was prose-only and judged by Gabriel Blackwell. Details of the 2015 Chapbook Contest will be announced in spring 2015.